MAKE the most of a south-facing hot spot with drought-busting plants planted through a textured carpet of tufts of grassy silver-leaved Sheep's Fescue, Festuca ovina, dotted with the spiky foxtail-like fronds of Meyersii asparagus fern
from your houseplant collection.
Opposite: Lacy-leafed birch trees provide privacy for the master bath; asparagus ferns
[Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers') are planted underneath.
Centerpieces were iron candelabras with asparagus ferns
, Gerbera daisies, green viburnum, and hydrangeas.
Many common houseplants, such as lilies, asparagus ferns
, and foxglove, are poisonous.
Once you have established a bed of asparagus ferns
, trimmings can be taken here and there to make up a bouquet with your favorite flowers.
Horseradish and rhubarb both grow taller than strawberries but not as high as asparagus ferns
. They are dense and will shade the berry plants so I locate them on the ends or the north (shade) side of the bed.
Clumping Berkeley sedge dots the yard, while spiraled Aloe polyphylla and asparagus ferns
line the drive.
The four-tiered wedding cake, adorned with a pearl and crystal initial created by Les Shurden, was presented in the sunroom of the home beneath columns of asparagus ferns
. The focal point of the bride's room was the tablecloth created by Becky Tollison of white cotton and linen with three tiers of ruffles to match the bride's wedding gown.
Cut down asparagus ferns
as soon as they turn yellow.
I walked by garden design assistant Lauren Dunec's desk today and noted a white bat lily hovering rather ominously over the asparagus ferns
, while next to her computer was a decorative bowl of shrivelly Buddha's hand citrus.
The altar area featured a large bouquet made of Dendrobium orchid sprays in green and vermillion; antique green tinted French hydrangeas; bells of Ireland; larkspurs; green calla lilies; green Fuji mums; Cherry Brandy, Versilia, and Papaya roses; agapanthus; asparagus ferns
; and cascading ivy in a carved basin.
Those that are not eaten develop into asparagus ferns
which are left until they turn yellow in autumn when they can be cut to ground level.
This metal birdcage on a stand (found at the Depot in Oxford) welcomes guests at the door with small fresh plants, maiden-hair ferns, asparagus ferns
, roses, hydrangeas, smilax vines, a small nest holding blown-out green eggs (from Dan Parry, 4727 Highway 22, Flora, 601.879.8148) and is draped with silk ribbons (from Smith's Variety Store, Mountain Brook Village, Birmingham, Alabama).
Select tough plants like star jasmine or asparagus ferns
, and avoid placing deciduous shrubs and trees close to a pool.
Votives illuminated the path to the altar, which featured a trio of horizontal candelabras holding white tapers and asparagus ferns
. A candle surrounded by hydrangeas, lavender roses and deep-purple irises was in memory of the groom's father.